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Study of fossils helping pinpoint risks faced by ocean animals

The study of fossils helps in pinpointing the extinction risks faced by ocean animals. Researchers have found a clue through the study of marine fossils ,why some animals of the ocean are more likely to get extinct than others. An analysis that cumulatively put together fossil data of nearly 500 million years for sea or […]

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Weakened Genetic Mechanism of Soybeans is Susceptible for Other Insects

Pertaining to a study conducted at Iowa State University (ISU), a very small insect called Aphid has started to target the Iowa soybeans plants recently; and blocking the crop’s genetic defense against other pests becoming a major threat to the industry. A journal on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions granted by the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) and […]

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How The Amazon Creates Its Own Rain

The Amazon rainforest is a mystery of many sorts. We’ve heard of the rare and unique flora and fauna of the place, and here’s another intriguing aspect there: the Amazon is self-sufficient in rain as well! The technique of “cloud seeding” used by rain-starved nations to induce rain is used naturally by the fungi and […]

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Climate change

Extreme Climate Patterns

The current rise in hot temperatures witnessed in different parts of the world is signs of global warming getting worse. This is evident with the recent heat waves which have seen different parts of the world receiving extremely high temperatures. Summer seasons in 1950s experienced average temperatures which were neither high nor low. In 1980s, […]

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How the pressure on tropical forests threatens rain

A recent study conducted jointly by two leading universities in the United Kingdom, has revealed startling developments regarding the world’s tropics, and the even dire effects on the future of rainfall. The study has revealed that air passing over tropical areas, actually produces twice as much rain as air passing over areas with little to […]

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Avian influenza in wild birds – Why climate change can increase irevalence

Climate change has been thought to affect migratory patterns of different species. To find out how this change has affected a species of shorebirds in relation to horseshoe crabs, two population ecologists set out to find the answers using a mathematical model. The two experts Pejman Rohani and Victoria Brown indeed discovered a few things. […]

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Global temperatures threaten Greenland

Current studies indicate that the Ice sheet in Greenland could be more sensitive to increase in global temperatures that previously thought. According to scholars, a slight increase of temperature from the current levels to about 0.90 C could obligate the Ice sheet to widespread melting. It is believed that most of the scholar works on […]

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Adapting to a planet of the move – food wise

Forewarned is forearmed they say and the world cannot get any louder with the warning signs it has been sending. Man is highly likely to find himself in a situation where bare essentials such as shelter, food and most importantly water are unavailable. This calls for action that will see man adapt and be able […]

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Ozone Increases Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Ozone pollution seems to trigger possibly dangerous alterations within the heart at concentrations that one might encounter in highly polluted cities of the world. Twenty three healthy young volunteers were exposed to elevated ozone levels and scientists discovered signs of inflammation plus heart rhythm interruptions in them. Ozone is the main irritant in smog found […]

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Water recycling technologies developed by NASA

(NASA News¬†Archive)¬†Dolores Beasley Headquarters, Washington (Phone: 202/358-1753) RELEASE: 04-372 NASA ADVANCES WATER RECYCLING FOR SPACE TRAVEL AND EARTH USE Would Columbus have reached the New World if his ships could not carry enough water for their crews? Would Lewis and Clark have made it to the Pacific if they had no fresh water along the […]

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Curbing climatic adation by forest transplantation

Wood together with paper products made almost one thirds of British Columbia accumulated exports bringing in roughly $9 billion last year. This has made the government to take action and is now carrying out the bigest migration project in all history. The government is moving 250,000 larch seedlings over a 200 miles radius of the […]

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How Criegee Biradicals Affect the Atmosphere

We can gather all the knowledge that we were familiar with previously about Criegee biradicals at the conclusion of this sentence, however from what we know they are quite remarkable. That’s the perception from the researchers at Sandia National Labs, University of Bristol and University of Manchester. For the very first time ever the team […]

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